Khaosan’s Roman-style street food purveyors bring pinsa to Phra Khanong.
We’ve nibbled away at New York-style and Neapolitan pizza, but Roman pinsa isn’t a common find in Bangkok. Now the Pocket, a delivery venture recently relocated from Khaosan Road, is bringing this special treat to Sukhumvit.
Led by Roman chef Sandro Ciniglio alongside another pinsa venture called Viva La Pinsa, The Pocket first opened in April 2020 on Khaosan Road, an unfortunate time to open in a normally bustling destination. The shop closed temporarily before recently reopening for delivery, using their bakery on Sukhumvit 71 as a base of operations.
Here, they crank out pinsa, a cousin of pizza that features a unique dough made from a combination of flours, like soy, rice, and wheat. These flours result in a lighter, airier texture, and also yield less fat, sugar, cholesterol, and carbs than your average slice.
The Pocket lets their dough rest and rise for 72 hours before kneading their pinsa into ovals and topping them with a wide range of ingredients. For instance, the Isan Pinsa (B129/six inches, B250/12 inches), featuring Italian sausage and chili garlic; their best-seller, the Diavola (B99/six inches, B250/12 inches), which comes with a kick of spicy Italian salami; and the meat-free Vegetarian ( B109/six inches, B220/12 inches). For dessert, indulge in the strawberry nutella pinsa (B169/six inches).
At the moment, they are selling only pinsa (oval shape), but they plan to sell their signature stuffed pina (called The Pocket) again when they reopen their Khaosan branch.
Available to order via Line and Grab.
All images courtesy of The Pocket